8 Ways to Attract Homebuyers in The Fall Real Estate Market

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Temperatures are dropping, the leaves have changed, and the holidays are inching closer day by day. Summer may be the busiest season for buying or selling a home, but fall is still a good time to put your home on the market. With a new season, though, come new challenges to making your home appealing to potential buyers.

 

Take a look at our list of tips to get your home ready for autumn homebuyers and ensure that it sticks out during the fall real estate market.

 

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Pump Up the Curb Appeal

Some of your best potential buyers could stumble upon your house on their drive home, which means you need to make sure the outside of the house is eye-catching and inviting. Refresh your home’s exterior with a new coat of paint for the shutters or some fall-friendly foliage for your flower beds. Plants like shrubs, vegetables and perennials are able to thrive in the cooler months of autumn, and help keep your yard looking lively as the seasons change. A nice new welcome mat outside your door will give your home a polished look that makes visitors feel right at home.

Top 10 Vineyards in Grand Junction and Palisade

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Wine? Yes please! Most people head to the mountains for skiing, hiking and relaxation, but they may not know that there’s a miniature Napa Valley right here on the Western Slope. Grand Junction and Palisade are filled with world-class wineries producing top-quality wines. Plus, these wineries are nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, providing spectacular views that pair well with any glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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These Western Slope wineries are perfect for a fall getaway or a weekend day trip, whether you prefer red, white or anything in between. 

 

Ready to plan the perfect wine tour?

 

Two Rivers Winery and Chateau

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Known For: Two Rivers Merlot

Love Where You Live: Denver Staycation Ideas to Try Next Month

Monday, August 14th, 2017

As fall starts to settle in, you may be feeling the end-of-summer blues. Sometimes you just need to get away for awhile, but if you haven’t been saving up those vacation days, you can start to feel stuck. Luckily, there is a wealth of fun activities within a short trip of the Mile High City. Get out and enjoy your days off with these staycation ideas in the Denver area:

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Idaho Springs

This little mountain oasis is only 30 minutes from Denver and offers plenty of fun to fill up your day. Relax at the Indian Hot Springs, try your hand at river rafting or get your adrenaline pumping on the zipline. After you’re done adventuring for the day, explore the picturesque downtown and enjoy a meal at the original BeauJo’s Pizza.

 

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7 Components to Making Your Home Green

Monday, August 7th, 2017

We’ve all heard the easy tips for helping the environment—shorten your showers, recycle, and turn the lights off when you leave the room. But if you want to make a bigger impact in conserving your resources, there are some major ways to go green in your home. Try these seven fixes to make your home more environmentally friendly.

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1. Replace Your Bulbs

This easy fix makes a bigger impact than you might think. Replace regular, incandescent bulbs in your home with energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs. You’ll be helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions while saving on your monthly electric bill, too.

 

2. Revamp the Floors

Whether you’re already planning to renovate or just want to make a big change in the name of going green, your floors are a great place to start. Adding carpet or rugs to your home can help reduce energy costs by 4-6 percent and help reduce emissions from your heating system. If you love the look of hardwood floors, opt for certified sustainable lumber or bamboo, which grows more quickly than traditional timber trees.

Love Where You Live: Colorado Summer Wedding Extravaganza

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

As temperatures rise and daylight hours begin to stretch, summer wedding season is upon us. If you’re getting married this season, it’s down to crunch time to get everything prepared—and to fit into that dress or tux. If you’ve procrastinated, it’s not too late to put together a sensational wedding. We’ve compiled a list of the best places to help you get it done. With inspiration from Alaris owner Jon Terry, here are some local businesses to give you the perfect Colorado wedding this summer.

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denver botanic gardensOur Pick for Location: Denver Botanic Gardens


This outdoor oasis in the heart of Denver is the perfect location for your summer wedding. You’ll say “I do” surrounded by a lush landscape that resembles something out of a fairy tale. Holding your ceremony at a Denver landmark also shows your pride for Colorado and its capital city.

 

4 Quick Tips to Refresh and Revive Your Home For Spring

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The weather in Colorado always keeps us on our toes, from sunny, summery days in January to snowstorms in April. Now that it seems spring is here to stay, it’s time to dust off the cobwebs and get your home ready for the warmer weather. Follow these spring cleaning tips to make your home fresh and inviting this season.

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  1. Assess the Situation

Winter weather can really take a toll on the exterior of your home, which is why it’s important to take a look and see if any repairs are needed. Take a few minutes to examine the windows, siding and gutters for signs of rot or dirt buildup. It may be time to add a fresh coat of paint or do some heavy-duty pressure washing, and it’s important to clean out those gutters and make sure there’s no damage from heavy snowfall.

  1. Let the Light In

Love Where You Live: Looking Through the Window of Opportunity

Monday, May 8th, 2017

When selling a home, cleaning your windows is an important step in the staging process. Sparkling clean windows will immediately brighten up any room and do more to take advantage of the natural light your home can offer. Even if you’re not looking to sell, you should still be sure to clean your windows regularly. This will keep your house looking fresh and inviting. With these window cleaning tips, your home will feel brighter in no time.

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  1. Dust it Off

Even if your windows were cleaned recently, dust can quickly accumulate on shades and blinds. Start by wiping them off with a soft cloth, a duster, or the dusting brush on your vacuum to remove any excess dirt particles. To keep the dust from building up so quickly, you can also try spraying them with an antiseptic spray after cleaning.

  1. Use the Right Tools

Local Luxury: Trust a Professional Organizer to Optimize Your Home

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Do you fit into one of these categories: Homeowner, parent, corporate professional, or person? If so, chances are you probably need some help organizing. Hiring a professional organizer both gets you organized and helps you stay that way. Most organizers work as compassionate “coaches” who train clients on staying organized. Here are some great local organizers you can call on when the clutter becomes too much to handle.

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  1. Michelle Santaferraro – Organomics

As the founder and Chief Organizing Officer, Santaferraro believes nothing is more personal than your space and nothing is more valuable than your time. Organomics excels at professional organizing and making it a personal learning experience.  Clients learn how their personality, preferences, and work style provide a backdrop for order in their life. Michele’s 17 years of experience and unique approach to organizing have received national acclaim among Fortune 500 companies and customer testimonials.

  1. Meghan Siddall – Streamlined Living Colorado

Interior Design for Your Home, No Matter the Budget

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The look of your home is something we all, to some degree, participate in. It’s how we make ourselves comfortable at home. If you’re hoping to sell your home soon, having a clean interior design is paramount. You want your home to feel inviting to potential buyers, no matter the budget. Here are a few a few local pros ready to help you get ready for the spring selling surge.

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Low-Budget

  1. Havenly Boulder, Co

Havenly offers professional online interior design and style services for as low as $79. Users begin by taking a Style Quiz to determine their specific style. Then, clients are given a choice of designers to work throughout the process.

  1. Atelier Interior DesignDenver, Co

Atelier is a full service interior design firm with styles driven by vibrant color, pattern, textural and sculptural details. They approach projects as opportunities to integrate lifestyle, functional requirements and personal aesthetics with well-executed design principles.

Featured Business: Venus Escallier

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

real estate coloradoMost people who purchase their own home do so as both as an investment and to create the life they want for themselves and their family.  After teaching yoga for twelve years, Venus has learned how to listen carefully and even ask questions that can help others refine and expand their vision for the life they want. As an owner of her own business for the past 5 years, she understands the financial impacts of making all kinds of investment decisions. She helps her clients ask the right questions to assure they have all the information they need to make solid decisions.